Privacy Policy

Date Last Revised: June 25, 2019

Welcome to the website (the “Site”) of The Earnest Research Company (“Earnest”, “we”, “us” and/or “our”).  Earnest has created and operates this Site to provide information about our company. At Earnest, data is at the heart of who we are and what we do—and that commitment extends to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy only applies to personally identifying information (“Personal Information”) collected through the Site, which includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other info nrmation we hold about you, identifies you as an individual, such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number.


What We Collect And How We Use Your Information

Our Site allows you to provide information to us when you contact us. We only have access to your information when you choose to contact or interact with Earnest through the Site.

Unless you choose to contact us, except as noted below (“Cookies”), no information is collected by Earnest through the Site. We may use any information you choose to provide us for any business purpose, including to respond to your inquiry or comment, as well as to send you subsequent communications. If you subscribe to updates, we will also send you updates. Subject to the following exceptions, we will not provide your Personal Information to any non-affiliated third party for any reason, nor will we make public any comments or feedback you provide us, without your permission:

a)    Affiliates. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with any parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

b)   Corporate Transactions. We may share some or all of your Personal Information in connection with a merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution transaction or proceeding.

c)    Other Disclosures. Earnest may disclose your Personal Information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with law, in connection with a legal investigation, to protect or defend the rights or property of Earnest or users of the Site, and/or to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law this Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use.

If you do not agree to our use of your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site.



“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, including but not limited to your IP host address, internet browser type, personal computer settings, and the number, duration and character of page visits. Our Site uses “cookies” that allow us to identify your device on return visits to the Site. We also utilize third parties, such as Google Analytics, to better understand user behavior so that we can optimize and enhance your experience with the Site, but for no other purpose. If you wish, you may configure your browser to reject cookies, in which case your experience with the Site may be less enjoyable.


United States Only

Earnest is based in the United States. The Site is not directed or intended to provide goods or services to persons located elsewhere.


Children’s Privacy

Our Site is not directed at or structured to attract children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information from persons under the age of 13. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has submitted Personal Information to us, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].


Online Tracking and Third Parties

We do not change our practices in response to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.

We do not knowingly permit third parties to collect Personal Information about our visitors’ online activities over time and across different websites.

Third Party Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site. This Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Earnest (“Third Party Sites”), but this Privacy Policy does not apply to such Third Party Sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of Third Party Sites and suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.



Earnest takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no internet or e-mail transmission can be guaranteed to be completely secure, and transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to Earnest via the internet.


Changes To Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and any such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]. We will do our best to address your questions and concerns.